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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old North French
Origin: warantir, from warant; WARRANT1

warrant

2 verb
     
warrant2 [transitive]
1 to need or deserve:
This tiny crowd does not warrant such a large police presence.
warrant attention/consideration etc
Another area that warrants attention is that of funding for universities.
2 to promise that something is true
warrant that
The Author hereby warrants that the Publisher is the owner of the copyright.
3

I'll warrant (you)

old-fashioned used to tell someone that you are sure about something
warrant (that)
I'll warrant we won't see him again.

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